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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 2, 2009 1:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BD: check out the BBall connection!

FYI, I think you mean "Neal" and here is some info from one of the reviewers:

"The Neal Cassady rap, as the notes to this show indicate was not on 11/10/67. It was an acid test like rap probably given on 7/23/67 at the Straight Theatre with a Dead supplied background. An annotation of the rap is online at: http://www.pugzine.com/arch01.html . Neal was known to rap on many things at the same time which must have led to a lot of confused people. Those who could pick up on at least a few of his thoughts/jokes would certainly be laughing. An example is:

"Logical Positivism had a great increase at UCLA recently they got Alcindor but no water polo...what are we gonna...? you all are surrounded...I've never found who was...I played short short...outfield-no glove...you just need...I learned an illegal pitch-caught Satch Paige59 barehanded..." The Alcindor refers to Lou Alcindor, later known as Kareem Abdul Jabbar.


The highlights here are the jam in Viola Lee and Pigpen's Good Morning Little School Girl. On It Hurts Me Too listen to that blues guitar that Jerry plays and of course a classic performance by Pigpen.

The Grateful Dead were certainly making music unlike any other group in 1967.

Sound is good for '67."

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jun 2, 2009 2:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BD: check out the BBall connection!

Ever read the essay "What is Beat?" by Kerouac, I think included in a collection of writings compiled by John Clellon Holmes (but memory escapes) where Kerouac talks about how central sports was to his life and sense of joy? The essay defines beat many ways (beatific, beatitude, beat down, etc) but an opening is about how magical and mystical was Bobby Thompson's homer. I saw recently that Kerouac had spent a lot of time creating cards for his own baseball fantasy league.
http://exhibitions.nypl.org/treasures/items/show/157

Clear that both Neal and Jack had a true love of sports.

And who can't love a song written from the car's perspective?

Im wheels, I am moving wheels
I am a 1952 studebaker coupe
Im wheels, I am moving wheels moving wheels
I am a 1952 starlite coupe...
En route.....les souterrains
Des visions du cody...sartori a paris...
Strange spaghetti in this solemn city...
Theres a postcard were all seen before...
Past wild-haired teens in dark clothing
With hands-full of autographed napkins we
Eat apples in vans with sandwiches ... rush
Into the lobby life of hurry up and wait
Hurry up and wait for all the odd-shaped keys
Which lead to new soap and envelopes...
Hotel room homesickness on a fresh blue bed
And the longest-ever phone call home.....no
Sleep no sleep no sleep no sleep and no mad
Video machine to eat time... a cityscene
I cant explain, the seine alone at 4am
The seine alone at 4a.m....neal and jack and me
Absent lovers, absent lovers...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MNT7FxYhvg&;feature=related

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Jun 3, 2009 11:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BD: check out the BBall connection!

Kerouac loved sports - baseball?

Makes sense.

My dad was a beat (Ferlinghetti remembers Kaffke) who started out as a boxer (he boxed at Winterland once for the Golden Gloves title) and ended as a horseman, winning blue, white, red and yellow ribbons in Marin County for jumping his prized appaloosa.

Bob's boat was festooned with all the colors of the rainbow from those things!

But he'll be remembered by friends and foes alike for his scrawls and poison pen postcards.

http://pages.sbcglobal.net/kenkaffkegoldengate/_wsn/page2.html

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 4, 2009 5:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BD: check out the BBall connection!

Amazing CPW!

Here's more history on that place:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winterland_Ballroom

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Jun 3, 2009 11:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BD: check out the BBall connection!

FYI, I think you mean "Neal" and here is some info from one of the reviewers

When I saw this, I had to go back and check who he listed... My first thought was "my God, I hope he didn't put David Cassidy" :)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 3, 2009 1:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BD: check out the BBall connection!

Oh yeah--that's just the sorta dysleksia (sorry, spelling like it sounds) I'd engage in...

And, putting "Jack" in makes sense in at least two ways hereabouts, what with "Jack" of bass playing fame, and "Jack" as in On the Road Jack...